COVID-19 in Indiana: Officials report 8,451 new cases; 25 new deaths

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health today announced Saturday that 8,451 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 244,887 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.

Clay County, the first of our local counties to become shaded red, reported 40 new cases. Vigo County reported 230 new cases cases. Knox County added 69 new cases. Sullivan has 26 new cases. Vermillion reported 18 new cases. Parke County added 16 new cases. Greene County reported 23 newly confirmed cases. Martin reported 14 new cases and Daviess County reported 34 new cases and 1 new death. No additional deaths were reported in our region.

A total of 4,638 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an increase of 25 from the previous day. Another 250 probable deaths have been reported based on clinical diagnoses in patients for whom no positive test is on record. Deaths are reported based on when data are received by the state and occurred over multiple days.           

To date, 1,917,951 unique individuals have been tested in Indiana, up from 1,893,070 on Friday. A total of 3,482,745 tests, including repeat tests for unique individuals, have been reported to the state Department of Health since Feb. 26.

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